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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from March 30 (boys’/men’s)

Monday, 30th March 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, High School  

This is one of a regular-day series of boys’/men’s and girls’/women’s stories looking back on this date in history), Posted 3/30/20

3/30/10 – Scholastic boys’ roundup: EA (5-0), Radnor, PW, U. Darby, CBW, Shipley claim wins

Shane Morrell scored three goals and added two assists while Tyler Odell had two goals as visiting Episcopal Academy defeated Downingtown East, 7-2, today in a rain-soaked non-league boys’ lacrosse game.

Chase Growney added a goal and an assist for the Churchmen, who improve to 5-0. Andrew Gordon and Sam Lawlor each added one goal and Connor Haab had two assists while Tyler Morrell made eight saves in goal.

Radnor 6, Great Valley 2

Tyler Murkley collected two goals and an assist and Harrison Lawrence scored twice as the Red Raiders improved to 2-0.

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Wednesday’s Philly boys’ high school roundup: CB East edges Pennsbury in OT

Warren Kuhn (three goals) scored in overtime to give visiting Central Bucks East a 7-6 non-conference triumph over Pennbsury today in a boys’ lacrosse game involving two Suburban One powers.

Warren Kuhn scores the game-winner in Wednesday’s 7-6 OT win over Pennsbury (Photo by Brad Ament)

CB East took a 4-2 lead into the first half and extended it to 6-2 in the third period. With five minutes remaining in the quarter, the Pennsbury offense finally came to life by scoring three unanswered goals in the last five minutes of the quarter.

With only 4:09 left in the game, Sean Heilferty found Josh Caven for the tying goal. The last four minutes of the game went back and forth with neither team able to generate anything on offense and the game went into overtime.

Kuhn won it after scooping a groundball following a faceoff.

Matt Brodzik added two goals for CB East (2-1). Evan Caterson and Ricky Jutkiewicz each scored twice for the Falcons (2-1).

Penn Charter 12, Chestnut Hill Academy 4

Joey Sankey had five goals and one assist to lead Penn Charter (4-0) to the non-league victory.

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3/30/12 – Boys’ lacrosse: La Salle downs Episcopal Academy, 7-5, in battle of unbeatens

By Mike Prince, Posted 3/30/12

La Salle will head to Maryland to play a key Philly-Baltimore game next week with plenty of momentum.

Junior Matt Rambo scored three goals today to help the Explorers (3-0) defeat visiting Episcopal Academy, 7-5, in a non-league game between two undefeated teams ranked in the national polls and high in the PA Media Rankings.

Next Tuesday, the Explorers travel to Maryland to square off against Gilman, a national powerhouse ranked as the fourth-best team in the country, per It’s also a homecoming for Coach Bill Leahy, a Baltimore native who is in his 21st year with the Explorers.

“I’m from Baltimore, so any time I have a chance to go home and make an impression, it’s good,” Leahy said. “And any time you play and beat a Philly rival, it gives you a good vibe to head somewhere like Baltimore.”

La Salle entered play ranked No. 23 by MaxPreps, while EA was No. 20. La Salle is No. 3 in the PA Media Rankings while EA is No. 4.

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3/30/13 – Saturday’s boys’ roundup: Penn Charter wins 5th in row

Long stick midfielder Charles Giunta collected 12 face-off wins, 11 groundballs, five take aways and a goal and goalie Sean McKee made 19 saves to lead host Penn Charter to an 11-7 victory today over Cardinal O’Hara in non-league boys’ lacrosse.

Kevin Murphy had two goals and two assists for the Quakers (5-3), who won their fifth straight game. Ray Vandegrift and Brandon White each had two goals and an assist.

Joe Simpson had three goals and an assist and TJ Reiley scored three for O’Hara while Tim Coyle posted a whopping 27 saves.

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3/30/17 – .@SCHBoysLax senior Clark returns to lax field 46 days after brain tumor is removed

Excuse Brendan Clark for being a little winded today in his first game of the season for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.

Brendan Clark (2) is flanked by SCHA teammates (from left) Jordan Young, Delaney Sweitzer, CJ Sweitzer and Tyson Hugee

After all, only 46 days ago he had a brain tumor removed and just 3 weeks ago he endured a follow-up procedure. But here he was, entering the game late in the first period of the Blue Devils’ 15-3 win over host Archbishop Curley in Baltimore.

Not only did Clark take a massive hit early on, he scored a goal as the Devils won their first game of the year.

“I felt good; I was definitely out of shape,” said the senior attackman who has signed with Wagner. “I can’t run up and down the field. A couple times I had to pull myself out.”

Emotionally, Clark was in perfect shape.

“Its awesome,” he said. “Words don’t describe it. I was hyper the whole game.”

Clark’s return was a big boost for the Devils, who were off to an 0-4 start. Several losses were against highly-rated teams such as Hill Academy and La Salle, but Clark said the team needed to play better than it did in Tuesday’s 8-6 loss to Hill School.

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3/30/19 – Penn makes statement with 13-12, 3OT win over Yale

Statement made.

The No. 13 University of Pennsylvania men’s lacrosse team stunned the defending national champions at Franklin Field today, beating No. 2 Yale, 13-12, in triple overtime to cap an instant classic.

The win is the fifth in a row for a Penn team which had started the season with three consecutive losses. The Quakers (5-3, 3-0 Ivy League) now sit alone in first place in the Ivies.

What appeared to be a comfortable lead for the Quakers in the fourth quarter evaporated as the Bulldogs rattled off four straight goals to turn an 11-8 Penn lead into a 12-11 Yale advantage with 2:05 to play. The Quakers held on defense following a Yale faceoff win, and Tyler Dunn would transition the ball downfield before eventually beating the buzzer to level the game at 12 apiece with 0:01 remaining in regulation.

The teams would battle through two overtime periods before freshman Sam Handley switched to his left hand to fire home the game-winner and set off a raucous celebration at historic Franklin Field.

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